US eyes quitting United Nations human rights council

Is the United States planning an “imminent” withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council? According to an anonymous source that spoke with Reuters, it’s only a matter of time before the U.S. leaves the organization. “Diplomatic sources said it was not a question of…

Booming oil and a pipeline shortage pose an environmental conundrum in West Texas

With the United States eyeing both a boom in oil production and a widespread pipeline shortage, large oil companies are growing increasingly nervous about meeting demands. At least one, ExxonMobil, is looking to oil-rich Texas to solve that dilemma, setting opponents up to make an…

Is America A Plutocracy or Kakistocracy?

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Iowa judge overturns state’s ban on Medicaid covering transgender medical procedures

An Iowa judge has overturned the state’s ban on allowing Medicaid to cover the costs of surgical procedures for transgender people. In his ruling Thursday, Chief District Judge Arthur Gamble ordered the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) to immediately approve Medicaid coverage for the…

Progressive victories you may have missed in Tuesday’s elections

Voters in 8 states cast primary votes on Tuesday, and one state Senate district in a ninth state hosted a special election. The results included some big wins for progressives. Lauren Arthur, a Democratic state representative in Missouri from Kansas City, won by nearly 20…

Not even Congress could get USAG to address its sexual abuse problems

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Heading into Tuesday’s United States Senate hearing on sexual abuse in Olympic sports, there was one witness whom survivors and their supporters were most curious to hear from: Former USA Gymnastics President and CEO, Steve Penny. Penny resigned last spring under pressure from…